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  • Give feedback and help New Zealand families

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    The Government wants to know what you think about changes to the way Inland Revenue manages Working for Families and child support payments. The changes could help your family, so please give feedback.

  • Ethnic Communities Development Fund

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    The Ethnic Communities Development Fund – funding request dates for 2017 have been set. The fund will be open for requests on Wednesday 16 August 2017 and close at midnight on Wednesday 27 September 2017. There will be one funding round a year.

  • Ethnic People in Commerce (EPIC) 2017 Conference

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    The Office of Ethnic Communities hosted its EPIC 2017 conference on 30 June at Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland.

  • How many different ethnic groups call New Zealand home?

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    Prior to the EPIC Conference, the Office of Ethnic Communities held an online quiz about ethnic diversity in New Zealand. Over 1,200 people participated.

  • Welcoming Communities

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    Welcoming Communities is a two year pilot programme established by Immigration New Zealand in partnership with the Department of Internal Affairs, Office of Ethnic Communities and the Human Rights Commission.  The initiative brings together local government and community leadership to make the places we live more welcoming for everyone.

  • Making Tax Simpler: Tell the Government what you think

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    The Government wants to know what you think about plans to simplify income tax for people who earn income only from a salary, wages, interest or dividends.

  • Give Nothing to Racism

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    Give Nothing to Racism is an anti-racism campaign launched by the Human Rights Commission, and led by the Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy. The campaign urges New Zealanders to give nothing to racism and refuse to spread intolerance. Since its release in June 2017, it has been viewed more than 3 million times.

  • Excellent training opportunity - Wellington

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    Does your organisation live hand to mouth?

    Are you constantly scrambling from one funding round to the next?

    Would you like your organisation to have a reliable income, but are unsure where to start?

  • Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust appoints Trustees

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    On 15 May 2017, Hon Judith Collins, Minister for Ethnic Communities appointed new trustees for the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust (CPTHT).

    The CPTHT was established in 2004 as a gesture of goodwill to the descendants of poll tax payers in recognition of the hardship caused. It is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs and is intended as a gesture of goodwill to poll tax payers, their descendants and future generations.